[New Era] Helsinki -Speaker of the National Assembly Professor Peter Katjavivi is concerned about increasing cases of gender-based violence in Namibia and has appealed to the top Finnish political leadership to help curb the calamity.
[CAJ News] Accra -THE private sector and government have been urged to collaborate and address the gender gap in mobile phone ownership and access to the internet in Ghana. There is a gender gap of approximately 16 percent in mobile phone ownership and…
[Govt of SA] The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) welcomes the announcement by President Jacob Zuma in appointing Commissioner Lulama Nare as the Chairperson of the Commission with immediate effect.
[East African] A few weeks after Abigael Taki’s mother was buried, her father and stepmother came up with a plan to marry her off.
[Malawi News Agency] Dowa -The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM) has said lack of appreciation for family planning by the clergy has led to rapid population increase in the country and a threat to the country’s development.
[ANGOP] Caxito -The capital of the northern Bengo province, Caxito, will host on Wednesday the 9th provincial forum on Rural Women to discuss issues related to the citizenship, gender equality and association, Angop leant Monday.
[Ending Child Marriage] From 23rd to 25th October 2017, Dakar will host a High-Level Meeting (HLM) on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa. The meeting will be held at the King Fahd Palace Hotel.
[The Point] The Ministry of Women’s Affairs under the Office of the Vice President wishes to inform the general public that following receipt of petitions from some constituencies on the modality of election of women councilors, has decided to re-condu…
[Observer] Much advocacy by women’s groups and feminist leaders across the country demanding for greater participation of women in Liberia’s political affairs did not yield the expected results, considering the outcome of the October 10 presidential an…
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Despite the Liberian Senate making rape bailable, the Solicitor General (SG) of Liberia has said that the Ministry of Justice remains unwavering in prosecuting all rape and sexual exploitation cases.
[Daily Maverick] Is this finally the time for Africa’s agricultural boom? Yes, if women are given a seat at the table.
[The Conversation Africa] Democracies in sub-Saharan and North Africa have regressed in recent years.
[News24Wire] Two women, originally from Lesotho, have been rescued after they were trafficked into a pornography syndicate, Gauteng police said on Sunday.
[News24Wire] ANC presidential candidate Dr Mathews Phosa has said South Africa’s rape culture emanates from one point – men, and that it is a monumental task to fix the men that perpetuate sexual abuse.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The #MeToo social media campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment and abuse has sparked conversation in parts of Africa where domestic violence is rampant but strong cultural and religious taboos prevent wo…
[NEWS] The Women’s Situation Room-Liberia (WSR) has released its observation report on the first round of the October 10, 2017 Presidential and Representative Elections in which the group is recommending the change in the election date.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abuja -The launch of Nigeria’s first state-owned DNA lab will speed up rape cases and should encourage more victims to seek justice, prosecutors and rights groups have said.
[Wellbeing Foundation] Lagos -With a heavy heart and a deep sense of loss, the Wellbeing Foundation Africa (WBFA) regrets to announce the sudden loss of our colleague and friend Mrs. Felicity Aliana? Ukoko (nee Mapuvire). Who passed away on Sunday the …
[PR Newswire] Washington -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, signed an agreement with the government of Switzerland today to boost access to financial services for women in the Middle East and North Africa, to help close the economic gender gap and…
[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has appointed four members of the Commission for Gender Equality.